This is a  staff list for Next Step for Success in Redmond, OR

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)




We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Next Step for Success.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Next Step for Success, you have the right to take action. 


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Next Step for Success, please contact if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.



It is HEAL's opinion that these people are scammers who are operating as self-proclaimed experts.  They have a long history working with shady programs such as CEDU Family of Services.  HEAL is concerned that this "coaching" service is so intermingled with abusive programs and we are concerned that it may refer to abusive programs.




Additional Information
Bill Valentine Founder Bill Valentine was Executive Director of CEDU Schools.
Penelope Valentine Founder  
Vicki Jones Associate Coach  
Barbara Cass Associate Coach Was a co-founder of The Cascade School, a CEDU-model program.  This program was closed in 2004.
*(Next Step for Success, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)
Programs/Businesses with whom the Valentine's have worked or provided "service": (source: on Nov. 3rd, 2010)


Dr. Bill Valentine has presented workshops, seminars and keynote addresses for the following organizations:

APAC Customer Services, Inc

CEDU Educational Services

Charlotte School of Law


Executive Women's Community (St. Louis)

Fifth Wave Leadership

Flathead Business & Industrial Association

Florida Coastal School of Law

Global Associates/Owl Companies

Hillsborough (CA) School District

Howell (MI) School District


JB Dental Supply Company

Linden Oaks Hospital at Edward (IL)

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Phoenix School of Law

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (Canada)

The Executive Committee (TEC)

Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A.

Townsend Agency




UPDATE: On February 16th, 2020 HEAL Mission volunteers seeking to contact Next Step visited their website and see it is now owned by an entirely different entity trying to help entrepreneurs get started and no longer a residential youth services provider of any sort.  So, based on this we've concluded it to be closed.  The site is now owned by someone named Dana Beck who to our knowledge was never affiliated with the Valentines.


 Last Updated: February 16th, 2020

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